VCU DNAP CRNA 2022

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by Crna2022 Crna2022, BSN (New) New Nurse

Specializes in ICU.

Justanurse999

Justanurse999

Specializes in ICU. Has 3 years experience. 14 Posts

I’m applying this year, I have everything together besides taking my CCRN, which I’m very nervous for? Also have to write my statement of intent, which thankfully, I have a plenty of time to put a lot of thought into it! Also waiting on one more recommendation to be submitted.?

CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves

CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves, BSN, RN

Specializes in CardioThoracic Surgical ICU. Has 10 years experience. 79 Posts

HI!! I am reapplying to Richmond campus this year. I am local and am excited for the opportunity again this year.  I needed to score better on my GRE and take a science refresher. Hopefully those things will help me get a letter of acceptance this go around. I have been a critical care nurse for 8 years in a large teach hospital and I am ready for the next chapter... I have worked in CVICU and some time in level 1 Trauma. I look forward to speaking with everyone in this years application pool and wish you all the best of luck. 

nursewifemom326

nursewifemom326

Specializes in CVICU. 1 Post

Very excited for this process to start. I'll need to finish my draft of my letter of intent but that is the last thing to go! I can't wait to see the other awesome RNs who join this thread! We got this! :) 

Crna2022

Crna2022, BSN

Specializes in ICU. 8 Posts

@CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves Do you have any tips for us having been through the application cycle already? Best of luck to you and everyone else!! Still working on my personal statement and getting all my recs in too!

CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves

CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves, BSN, RN

Specializes in CardioThoracic Surgical ICU. Has 10 years experience. 79 Posts

1 hour ago, Crna2022 said:

@CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves Do you have any tips for us having been through the application cycle already? Best of luck to you and everyone else!! Still working on my personal statement and getting all my recs in too!

I’ve interviewed at 3 schools. All very different. It really depends on what you want at that school. I would say go in open minded. Be 100% honest and tell them everything you want them to know especially in your personal statement. This really is process about the school seeing if you are a good fit for their program but also about you making sure that school is a good fit for you.  These two things are very important and I had to find that out myself. I know without a shadow of a doubt that VCU is a good fit. I didn’t even reapply to the other schools. 
 

are any of you local and where are you coming from?

CICUmurse

CICUmurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in CICU. Has 13 years experience. 23 Posts

On 12/8/2020 at 3:34 PM, CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves said:

HI!! I am reapplying to Richmond campus this year. I am local and am excited for the opportunity again this year.  I needed to score better on my GRE and take a science refresher. Hopefully those things will help me get a letter of acceptance this go around. I have been a critical care nurse for 8 years in a large teach hospital and I am ready for the next chapter... I have worked in CVICU and some time in level 1 Trauma. I look forward to speaking with everyone in this years application pool and wish you all the best of luck. 

I’m right there with you! Reapplying and hopefully get past the interview this time LOL. 
 

The family and I just moved down to Richmond so I will also be applying to that campus. I am going to be taking a science refresher this Spring (covid has made it impossible for me to do it this Summer/fall) 

I look forward to the applicants on this thread! 
 

hope everyone enjoyed their holidays!

tskelton7577

tskelton7577, BSN

Specializes in CVICU. Has 3 years experience. 28 Posts

Hey everyone, my name is Taylor. This will be my first time applying but very excited about VCU. I was an Army helicopter pilot for 21 years and became a nurse after I retired. Currently working in the CVICU at a Fort Lauderdale hospital. I took the GRE in December but I thought I read somewhere on the VCU website that GRE scores were not required but could be submitted if you wanted the considered. Anyways, looking forward to getting to know everyone applying and always willing to take advice from those who have more experience with this process. 

amgarcia8891, BSN, RN

Specializes in SRNA. Has 6 years experience. 48 Posts

Hi, I'm applying this cycle as well. I'm local to the Arlington campus, and all my recs are almost in, so my application is almost complete for that campus. I have 4.5 years' experience in 2 different academic medical center/ Level 1 Trauma hospital ICUs. I have CCRN/ CMC/ CSC and a 3.4 GPA. I also have a previous degree in biology. Good luck to everyone.  :)

CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves

CoffeeScrubsAndRubberGloves, BSN, RN

Specializes in CardioThoracic Surgical ICU. Has 10 years experience. 79 Posts

I can’t seem to find instructions for the personal statement. It says 2 pages, but doesn’t indicate a font, a spacing or a letter size. I’ve looked in NursingCAS as well as the VCU nurse anesthetist website, and I don’t see anything. Can anyone please tell me what they have found or can send me a link to instructions?? Thanks ? 

sstevens, BSN

Specializes in CTICU. Has 3 years experience. 5 Posts

Hi all! I was wondering about how the GRE went for everyone. Also, do you have to wait until you have your official scores (writing included) come back to submit the application? I was last minute with taking mine so I am a little stressed

amgarcia8891, BSN, RN

Specializes in SRNA. Has 6 years experience. 48 Posts

1 minute ago, sstevens said:

Hi all! I was wondering about how the GRE went for everyone. Also, do you have to wait until you have your official scores (writing included) come back to submit the application? I was last minute with taking mine so I am a little stressed

I got a 160 V and a 158 Q. 5 on writing. I would just submit your app and then send your scores. Call or email them if you have doubts